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Toddler Dead After Possibly Ingesting Gasoline

Boy Dies After Possibly Drinking Gasoline

Updated: Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011, 12:05 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011, 12:05 PM CDT

BROWNVSILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas toddler has died after possibly drinking gasoline from a lawn mower.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio says the victim was 2-year-old Leonardo Silva of Brownsville.

Lucio says the toddler's mother briefly left the child alone Monday morning outside the family's mobile home. The child was later found unconscious. The boy died Monday night at a hospital.

Lucio said Tuesday that investigators at first thought the boy had inhaled gasoline fumes. The sheriff says deputies later determined a lawn mower's gas cap was removed and some type of tube or pipe had been in the fuel tank, leading to an investigation into whether the boy drank the gasoline.

An autopsy has been ordered.

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Doesn't sound right to me.

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Oh no.

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Re: Toddler Dead After Possibly Ingesting Gasoline

Doesn't seem right to me either. I just don't see a 2 year old looking for a hose, sticking it in the lawn mower and then drinking it. Also, who leaves a 2 year old outside by themselves at a trailer park?

I'll be keeping my eye out for an update. Poor kid.

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Re: Toddler Dead After Possibly Ingesting Gasoline

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Doesn't seem right to me either. I just don't see a 2 year old looking for a hose, sticking it in the lawn mower and then drinking it. Also, "who leaves a 2 year old outside by themselves at a trailer park?"

I'll be keeping my eye out for an update. Poor kid.
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Re: Toddler Dead After Possibly Ingesting Gasoline

petroleum products inhaled and ingested is bad news. If he ingested it, he would have massive esophogitis and all the tissue from the tongue to his lungs would be very inflamed, resulting in pulmonary edema. Does sound fishy, but not impossible. I just want to know how long mommy was gone for this little guy to get into that shit???? Poor little guy

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Re: Toddler Dead After Possibly Ingesting Gasoline

I know 2 year olds can be smart. my nephew is 2 almost 3, but then again most gas caps are screwed on fairly tight on mowers and somthing i doubt he'd be able to undo....

very fishy indeed

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Not to mention it tastes utterly horrid. Anyone who has ever siphoned the stuff knows that!

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My God, how terrible

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Re: Toddler Dead After Possibly Ingesting Gasoline

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petroleum products inhaled and ingested is bad news. If he ingested it, he would have massive esophogitis and all the tissue from the tongue to his lungs would be very inflamed, resulting in pulmonary edema. Does sound fishy, but not impossible. I just want to know how long mommy was gone for this little guy to get into that shit???? Poor little guy
True about being ingested. Typically as long as he didn't aspirate the gasoline from his stomach into his lungs it should not be fatal. Rarely do simple ingestions of hydrocarbons cause death without significant aspiration.

Kinda fishy...
Poor kid

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